Chest Pain Evaluation.
The other day, my friends and I got into a discussion about what resources we use on the ward; this is opposed to the resources we use at home. At home we can afford to have a thick textbook that looks and weighs as much as a phone book; on the ward, compact and light is the name of the game.
The above scan comes from one of my more oft-used ward texts, SOAP for Internal Medicine. Each book in the series presents topics in concise two page spreads that focus on the key pieces of information on the history, physical, investigations and management.
More importantly: it fits in my bag; it fits in my scrubs; and it is light.
While it might not be the most comprehensive text, explaining pathophysiology, nuances and every sign and symptom, it does gives me a starting point for when I see patients.